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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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1956
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Mambo
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Rumba
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Cha Cha Cha
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78rpm
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Popular Music
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Instrumental
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Jazz
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acoustic
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perez prado and his orchestra
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al castellanos and orchestra
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alfredito and his orchestra
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manhattan rumba orchestra
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noro morales and his rumba band
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perez "prez" prado and his orchestra ("the king of the mambo")
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado and his Orchestra; D. Perez Prado
audio
eye 26,103
favorite 66
comment 2
Performer: Perez Prado and his Orchestra Writer: D. Perez Prado Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alfredito and his Orchestra; Al Lang
audio
eye 25,459
favorite 84
comment 3
Performer: Alfredito and his Orchestra Writer: Al Lang Mambo inst. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by D. Perez Prado; Dave Barbour and his Orchestra
audio
eye 6,870
favorite 25
comment 1
Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with RIAA. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trio Shmeed; Brown; Schmied; Don Costa
audio
eye 3,045
favorite 12
comment 1
Writer: Brown Performer: Trio Shmeed Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.5 mil truncated conical...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Yodel, Cha Cha Cha
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra ("The King of the Mambo"); Cerezo Rosa; Billy Regis; Louiguy; Leonardi; David
audio
eye 2,191
favorite 11
comment 2
Performer: Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra ("The King of the Mambo"); Billy Regis Writer: Cerezo Rosa; Louiguy; Leonardi; David Mambo; From the film "Under Water". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alfredito and his Orchestra; Calixto Leices; Pollin' Rodriguez and Trio
audio
eye 1,501
favorite 5
comment 2
Performer: Pollin' Rodriguez and Trio Writer: Calixto Leices Mambo Cha, Cha, Cha. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Cha Cha Cha
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado and his Orchestra; D. Perez Prado
audio
eye 1,266
favorite 3
comment 1
Performer: Perez Prado and his Orchestra Writer: D. Perez Prado Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars; Shorty Rogers; Milt Bernhart; Jimmy Giuffre; Bob Cooper; Frank Patchen; Howard Rumsey; Carlos Vidal; Shelly Manne
audio
eye 991
favorite 7
comment 1
Performer: Shelly Manne Writer: Shorty Rogers A Jazz Mambo. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dave Barbour; Heinie Beau; Dave Barbour and his Orchestra
audio
eye 819
favorite 1
comment 1
Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with RIAA. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Big Band, Boogie Woogie
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Richard Maltby and Orchestra; W. C. Handy
audio
eye 678
favorite 4
comment 1
Performer: Richard Maltby and Orchestra Writer: W. C. Handy Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number:...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jose Curbelo and his Orchestra; Turina; Salabert
audio
eye 670
favorite 3
comment 1
Performer: Jose Curbelo and his Orchestra Writer: Salabert Cha Cha Cha. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Cha Cha Cha
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra ("The King of the Mambo"); D. Perez Prado
audio
eye 613
favorite 4
comment 1
Performer: Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra ("The King of the Mambo") Writer: D. Perez Prado From the film "Under Water". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado and his Orchestra; D. Perez Prado
audio
eye 571
favorite 1
comment 1
Performer: Perez Prado and his Orchestra Writer: D. Perez Prado Cuban Jitterbug "music for dancing". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado and his Orchestra; R. Becker
audio
eye 553
favorite 1
comment 2
Performer: Perez Prado and his Orchestra Writer: R. Becker Mambo with Vocal; "music for dancing". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Castellanos and Orchestra; Al Castellanos
audio
eye 405
favorite 1
comment 1
Performer: Al Castellanos Writer: Al Castellanos Merengue; Orchestra and Vocal. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Don Jose and his Orchestra; Pafumy; Valencia
audio
eye 400
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: Don Jose and his Orchestra Writer: Valencia Instrumental Rhumba. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jose Melis y su "Grand" Piano; J. Melis Guiu
audio
eye 273
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: Jose Melis y su "Grand" Piano Writer: J. Melis Guiu Afro-Rumba; Seis Chorreau. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Fiesta Eight; Jose Bethancourt; Franz Pfau; R. Audinot; A. de Bru
audio
eye 268
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: Franz Pfau Writer: A. de Bru Piano Solo. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Castellanos and Orchestra; Al Castellanos
audio
eye 238
favorite 3
comment 1
Performer: Al Castellanos Writer: Al Castellanos Mambo; Orchestra and Vocal. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Lecuona Cuban Boys Orchestra; O. Novarro; A. Bruguera; A. Orefiche
audio
eye 224
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: A. Bruguera Writer: A. Orefiche Rumba. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Manhattan Rumba Orchestra; Jose Garcia; Tchaikovsky
audio
eye 212
favorite 1
comment 0
Performer: Manhattan Rumba Orchestra Writer: Tchaikovsky Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with...
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Noro Morales and his Rumba Band; Arturo Chaite
audio
eye 199
favorite 1
comment 0
Performer: Noro Morales and his Rumba Band Writer: Arturo Chaite Cuban rumba. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ramon Marquez and his Orchestra; Pepe Marquez
audio
eye 195
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: Ramon Marquez and his Orchestra Writer: Pepe Marquez Mambo - Suby. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Noro Morales Sextet; R. Audinot; Gabriel Oller, Jr.; Noro; Bobby; Steve; Cuso; Sonny; Bilingui
audio
eye 166
favorite 1
comment 0
Performer: Bilingui Writer: R. Audinot Slow rumba. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.5 mil...
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Freddie Mitchell and his Orchestra; Ramon Marquez
audio
eye 165
favorite 0
comment 1
Writer: Ramon Marquez Performer: Freddie Mitchell and his Orchestra Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ramon Marquez and his Orchestra; Ramon Marquez
audio
eye 160
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: Ramon Marquez and his Orchestra Writer: Ramon Marquez Mambo - Suby. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Mambo, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Manhattan Rumba Orchestra; Jose Garcia; M. T. Larra
audio
eye 152
favorite 0
comment 0
Performer: Manhattan Rumba Orchestra Writer: M. T. Larra Rumba; Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Noro Morales and his Rumba Band; Julio Crespo
audio
eye 150
favorite 1
comment 0
Performer: Noro Morales and his Rumba Band Writer: Julio Crespo Cuban Rumba. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
Topics: 78rpm, Rumba, Latin
Source: 78